Hammer together a mission to turn a crumbling mansion into a cozy bed-and-breakfast, a treasure map, and a family trying to figure out their new normal to build this charming middle grade bursting with humor, heart, and hope.
Much to their surprise, the Peaches had a great summer running their food truck business selling their pies across the Mid-West, but they're happy to be back home in Duluth, Minnesota, where they can settle back into a routine just in time for the new school year.
That is until Great Aunt Lucinda drops a big surprise on them: She wants to gift them her historic mansion. But there are conditions: they're to turn it into a cozy and welcoming bed-and-breakfast, something the Peach kids' mom always dreamed of before she passed away. And they only have until Thanksgiving to do the renovations and prove they can make the business work. It looks like it's a new chapter of The Great Peach Experiment.
But as the Peaches roll up their sleeves, they quickly realize the house is more of a pit than a welcoming escape. And as the family juggles builders, possible hauntings, doggie obedience training, a treasure hunt, and the demands and worries of work and school, they soon realize that there are wonderful secrets hidden within the house's walls, if only they can take the time to see them.
Interspersed with sketches, recipes, lists, and more, The Peach Pit
is a delicious sequel to When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie
, combining humor, heartache, a little mystery, and a lot of love, to build another incredible read.Author:
Erin Soderberg DowningPublisher:
7.90h x 5.50w x 1.30dISBN:
Ages 9-12Review Citation(s): Kirkus Reviews
03/01/2022School Library Journal
04/02/2022 pg. 1
About the Author
Erin Soderberg Downing has written more than fifty books (some as Erin Soderberg) for kids, tweens, and young adults, including series like The Quirks and Puppy Pirates, and others. Erin is a former children's book editor, and she also worked at Nickelodeon.